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203Ku_Takasaki
07-28-2004, 12:26 AM
I really hate the orange gunsight in the A6M's. It is too busy and I can barely see through it. Can I change the gunsight in the A6M to something more clean like the one in the Spitfire?

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203Ku_Takasaki
07-28-2004, 12:26 AM
I really hate the orange gunsight in the A6M's. It is too busy and I can barely see through it. Can I change the gunsight in the A6M to something more clean like the one in the Spitfire?

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LeadSpitter_
07-28-2004, 12:33 AM
its historically correct, I do wish we could toggle to the iron site view with recticle dimmer or some other way.

You get use to it in time and its nice this game puts the sites the real aircraft used.

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michapma
07-28-2004, 12:54 AM
How dare you suggest that the glorious Imperial Navy would use anything less than perfection in their honorable creation of the Greater Southeast Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. You are stripped of your status as pilot and will serve in the trenches where you belong! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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203Ku_Takasaki
07-28-2004, 01:42 AM
Hmm, I found this site that claim these sights are historical also. The A6M sight on this website looks a bit cleaner.

http://www.ceres.dti.ne.jp/~nabezo/AH/gunsight/gunsight.htm

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Zayets
07-28-2004, 06:26 AM
Sometimes I wish to use the iron sight.How cool is that moving sight when you enter in a Zero!It cn be done in FB ,using only the ironsight.Think about when you do Shift+F1 , two different "views". We can toggle between iron sight and reflector gunsight.

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TugZooey
07-28-2004, 08:12 AM
I'd like a cleaner sight for the A6M as well (as long as it corresponds with what was on the originals). Interesting how that site has two sites that we don't see on AEP.

Great sig, Takasaki and great squadran site. Looks like you guys put a lot of work into it.

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Willey
07-28-2004, 08:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 203Ku_Takasaki:
Hmm, I found this site that claim these sights are historical also. The A6M sight on this website looks a bit cleaner.

http://www.ceres.dti.ne.jp/~nabezo/AH/gunsight/gunsight.htm<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

So the FB A6M gunsight is wrong:
http://www.ceres.dti.ne.jp/~nabezo/AH/gunsight/Type98.gif

I always wondered why the J8A Gladiator has the same one like the Zero...

Echo50
07-28-2004, 09:11 AM
OT a bit from this subject. but is there a way to turn the gunsight off totally. would be nice to get rid of it while landing, or just cruising.

TugZooey
07-28-2004, 09:26 AM
Anybody else have any sites for gunsights? I googled it and haven't found any real pictures yet. Just curious.

reddevil49
07-28-2004, 09:42 AM
Yea I agree with Echo50 it would be nice to have the option to turn the gunsite on and off

meh_cd
07-28-2004, 09:42 AM
American gunsights sure have a lot of info on them.

michapma
07-28-2004, 10:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Echo50:
OT a bit from this subject. but is there a way to turn the gunsight off totally. would be nice to get rid of it while landing, or just cruising.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Besides Shift+F1, there isn't a way in FB. In the original aircraft there may have been toggle switches for the gunsight electrical system. Certainly if you killed the main power they wouldn't light up!

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Zayets
07-28-2004, 10:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by meh_cd:
American gunsights sure have a lot of info on them.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Check the P-47

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203Ku_Takasaki
07-28-2004, 10:17 AM
Here is a picture of a real gunsight for the A6M...

http://wwwsam.hi-ho.ne.jp/ki-44/image2/Type98-2.jpg

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gates123
07-28-2004, 10:31 AM
WOW. I can't believe you guys are complaining about a historically correct gunsight. Thats really pathetic. I dig the japanese gunsights, they work great for 10-30 degree angle deflections. Learn to use the tools that are given to you. Instead of wasting time blabbering on this forum some of you should take more time to learn and master each a/c. Seriously do you really think an iron site is going to help you if your gunsight and fuel tanks have already been hit? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif Poor Oleg, whatever he does never works for some of you no matter how historically accurate it might be.

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JG52Uther
07-28-2004, 10:44 AM
Well i usually fly LW,but after your comments Takasaki i thought i would try the zero out.QMB against 2 B17's and actually thought the site was pretty good

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BennyMoore
07-28-2004, 10:25 PM
Real gunsights could not only be turned off, but pilots of at least some planes were told to keep them off until entering combat because the bulbs had a short life.

Texas LongHorn
07-29-2004, 02:17 AM
Benny, I once heard my Uncle Syd say the same thing. He flew mostly P-47's in the ETO. The way he described it to me, the gunsight was quote "powered" up when entering what was deemed to be bad guy land &lt;ggg.&gt; Otherwise they kept it off to conserve the life of the bulb, just as you mentioned. All the best, LongHorn

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Dolemite-
07-29-2004, 11:38 PM
Being able to turn the bulb on and off, and even having a short life span for it. THAT would be realism.

I know most people wouldnt go for it though.

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Ugly_Kid
07-29-2004, 11:45 PM
And I'd like to have a mild light effect instead of "dead" bitmap graphics for the cross. However, the way they do landing and nav lights every aircraft would be probably recognisable 10 km away because of the light on Revi...

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